Start Talking™ is a Simcoe County Mental Health Awareness campaign led by community members and the Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County Branch. We strive to shed light on some of our community’s struggles and stomp out the stigma associated with mental health.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN >
For 11 winters, Chad Hanna has created an incredible snowman on his front lawn at 51 Frost Trail in Barrie. During a time when news stories are gloomy, this is a feel-great story! The Hanna family is collecting donations to help support our Youth Shine Campaign at CMHA. You can show your support at https://starttalking.ca/donate/ or drop by 51 Frost Trail in Barrie to show your support and say hello to the beautiful snowman McLovin!
$600,000 is the number to make this happen! Our Youth Mental Health Centre is good, but could be better with your help. The launch of the “Youth Shine” Campaign will make our centre more inviting and able to offer additional resources for our youth and families. Help us make our new youth mental health centre a reality.
Alex arrived in Barrie at the age of 18 where she moved 7 times in a year and a half. During this time she tended to isolate in her apartment leaving only to go to school where she was upgrading her courses to start the nursing program at Georgian College. During this stressful time she was admitted to the hospital as her hallucinations were becoming increasingly worrisome. From here she was referred to CMHA Case Management…
The Canadian Mental Health Association describes mental health as striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, spiritual, economic and mental. Reaching a balance is a learning process. At times, you may tip the balance too much in one direction and have to find your footing again. Explore our education section to learn more about mental health and how you can help yourself or someone you know.EDUCATION